Documents made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.
The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.
Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”
The … Read more
In a school that only accepts one out of every 20 applicants, it takes a lot to stand out.
Ziad Ahmed found a way.
Ahmed, a self described activist, says he was stunned to get his admissions letter to Stanford University, especially after his seemingly … Read more
Harvard University is reluctantly turning over records of thousands of rejected applicants in a case filed by a group alleging discrimination against Asian Americans, reports Harvard Magazine.
Students whose records will be turned over will be receiving notices from the campus informing them of their options if they object … Read more
By Ed Diokno
This is the time of year when high school seniors and community college transfers send out their applications for college. I was reminded of my experience as the first in my immediately family to graduate from college (University of California, Berkeley) by this Buzzfeed video by Heather Yang, the mother … Read more
By Patrick Lorenzo
With spring break in session and admissions decisions out, families across the country are making travel arrangements to visit college campuses. Whether you are a rising junior/senior starting your college visit process or a senior determining where you want to enroll this fall, there are ways to make the most of … Read more
But calls for changes in the admissions criteria for these schools will punish lower-middle-class Asian immigrants and Asian Americans, writes Dennis Saffran for the New York Post.
In March, New York City … Read more
In an issue similar to the SCA5 debate in California, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and School Chancellor Carmen Fariña are proposing revamping admissions policies to better diversify the city’s elite public schools, reports the International Business Times (photo by Orinjuice).
Admission to the prestigious Stuyvesant High and 7 other elite schools in … Read more
Tested is the story of the cultural importance of education in the Asian American community and the desire of other communities to get a bigger piece of the pie. The pie in this case is Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech, three nationally ranked public high schools in New York City where African Americans and … Read more
The debate over affirmative action in college admissions gained added urgency with the Fisher Case now before the Supreme Court. A white student sued the University of Texas saying she ranked in the top 10 percent of her case, and she should have been automatically admitted to the law school. She argued she was … Read more